Kristen Stewart is in talks to star in TriStar Pictures’ “Happiest Season,” a holiday romantic comedy directed by actress and upcoming filmmaker Clea DuVall, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
DuVall, who was recently recognized as one of The Alice Initiative’s top 20 rising filmmakers, will direct “Happiest Season,” based on a screenplay she co-wrote with Mary Holland.
“Happiest Season” is the story of a young woman whose plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.
Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner will produce with Jaclyn Huntling overseeing for Temple Hill. Hannah Minghella and Shary Shirazi will oversee the project for TriStar Pictures.
Stewart most recently starred in “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy” and “Lizzie” earlier this year. In 2019, she’ll also star in Elizabeth Banks’s remake of “Charlie’s Angels,” which is set up at Sony, which owns TriStar. She’ll also appear in “Against All Enemies” as actress Jean Seberg and the thriller “Underwater.”
DuVall previously directed “The Intervention” from 2016. The studio acquired the worldwide rights to the project from DuVall earlier this year.
Stewart is repped by Gersh.
Variety was first to report.